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Black Heritage Inspired Staycation in Charleston, SC

Black Heritage Inspired Staycation in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC, one of the most charming city in the state of South Carolina is known much for its African American history and also for providing a welcoming place to stay during travel. This port city is one of the earliest cities in which the African American presence in North America began. 

Therefore, if you are wanting to experience a travel experience to Charleston, SC then here is a luxury hotel with a restaurant attachment that we recommend you get familiar with. 

The Bennett Hotel, which is now considered the South’s grandest new luxury hotel, is one of the most recommended hotels to stay when visiting this Lowcountry city. Located at 404 King St, right beside the historic Marion Square, The Bennett Hotel, with 8 floors, overlooks historic monuments and the city life of Charleston. Recently created in 2019, the hotel is the epitome of style and elegance and with the newest accommodations and guest amenities, guests are expected to feel comfortable in the classical design. Along with custom furnishing, local artwork and spa features the hotel also has a built in dining experience. 

 The Gabriella Restaurant, which is directly located in the Bennett Hotel, is opened daily. From 7 am to 10:30 am, individuals can enjoy breakfast or dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm. Known for their American, Steakhouse, and Seafood cuisine, vibrant design and energetic bar, the Gabriella Restaurant ensures locally sourced ingredients are their main focus of these dishes. Dine indoor or outdoor to view the Charleston scenery and enjoy the delicious dishes ranging from oysters and scallops to biscuits and gravy. Never worry about not having a place to eat when you return back to the hotel, just enjoy an elegant evening at the Gabriella Restaurant. 

Besides staying at the Bennett Hotel and enjoying a dining venture at the Gabriella Restaurant, you should explore the African American heritage in the Charleston, SC community. Here are a few places, events, and historic sites that I know all of you will enjoy and appreciate. 

 Emanuel AME Church

Emanuel AME is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church and the first independent black denomination in the United States which was founded in 1816 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Gullah Tours

Alphonso Brown is the owner of the popular downtown Charleston Gullah Tours that features Gullah and black Charlestonians places, history and stories. 

Cocktail Bandits

The Cocktail Bandits — Taneka Reaves and Johnny Caldwell — are local entrepreneurs who hold and participate in various Charleston events. Click here to keep a track of events and to have a curated custom beverage experience.

Tailz 843 

Named after the city area code, Tailz 843, has foods ranging from Southern Soul and Gullah Geechee traditions. Whether it is to-go, food truck style, or tailz catering, this eatery is one that you can’t leave Charleston without trying. 

Avery Research Center

Directed by Ms. Tamara Butler as of July 2020, the Avery Research Center, is filled with various galleries and exhibits that demonstrate gratification for African American culture and history. The Center is applauded for their exhibitions, rare manuscript and artwork collections.

Indeed these additional sightings around African American culture are sure to compliment your stay at the Bennett Hotel and allow for you to get a full taste and experience of Charleston, SC. 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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